Tasmania Drug Trends 2019: Methamphetamine use, markets and harms

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Author: Ellie Bucher and Raimondo Bruno

Resource Type: Drug Trends Bulletins


The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)  and Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) are ongoing illicit drug monitoring systems which has been conducted in all states and territories of Australia since 2000, and forms part of Drug Trends.

This bulletin provides an overview of key data sources that relate to methamphetamine use in Tasmania. For the methodology of each data source please refer to prior Tasmanian Drug Trends reports (e.g. Bruno et al, 2018). In particular it is important to note that the Illicit Drug Reporting System and Ecstasy and Related Drug Reporting System projects focus on very frequent consumers of substances and are not representative of substance consumers at the population level.